Structured Stroke Management Improves Outcome at 6 Months

Completed

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- An acute cerebrovascular event (ischemic stroke or intra-cerebral bleeding (ICB)) with the signs and symptoms of an acute stroke according to the World Health Organisation definition of acute stroke14 within the last 12 hours without the need or possibility of a neurosurgical intervention
- No thrombolytic therapy within the first 3 hours (in order to allow the correct comparison with the Swiss cohort of the IST trial
- The informed consent of the patient or, if not possible, of the relatives
- Living at home before the event
- Lack of participation in another trial.

Exclusion Criteria

- Thrombolytic therapy within the first 3 hours (in order to allow the correct comparison with the Swiss cohort of the IST trial
- No informed consent of the patient or, if not possible, of the relatives
- Not living at home before the event
- Participation in another trial (26 patients were excluded because of TIA with full recovery within 24 hours after the event)